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Michael Phelps’ Breakfast of Champions
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The 2008 Olympics are finally over (thank god), and we’re celebrating with a completely scientific test of whether or not it’s Michael Phelps crazy 12,000-calorie-a-day diet that makes him such a fast swimmer.

16 Littlegrey Comments:

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August 29th, 2008 at 4:28 pm ys says:

Those fat-assssess forgot to take steroids that Phelps takes in combination with the food.

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August 26th, 2008 at 4:48 am nika says:

@Nika Needs a Life (I like to inspire)

You'd be surprised at what you can do with your day when you're intelligent: use your brain for something useful, use your brain for something less useful, or not use your brain at all.

So that last thing is just an option for me, whilst for some people is a way of life.

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August 26th, 2008 at 1:55 am John2 says:

Nightmare2 the reason people care so much about Phelps' diet is that he eats so much but, unlike a lot of us, is skinny and perfectly healthy and it's inspiring to people to see someone do that.

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August 26th, 2008 at 1:35 am Letchey says:

wow I love watching fat people eat and pass out after swimming one lap

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August 26th, 2008 at 1:03 am ngihtmare2 says:

just one question - why is everybody so worried about Micheal Phelps diet and lifestyle?? OK, he's the best damn swimmer we've ever seen, eats a truckload of carbs and nutrients everyday, and won all 8 Olympic gold medals. He deserves a good applause and maybe some attention afterward, but what good is it? America is now recognized as the country with best basketball teams and male swimmers, and it's great to be known for that, but cmon, you're fighting over whether his diet is as the internet says it is or not. Give it a break and pay attention to things that could actually effect your life, instead of what lurks in Micheal Phelp's behemoth of a stomach.

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August 26th, 2008 at 12:46 am infinityfish says:

Nika- I'm thinking he has myostatin-related muscle hypertrophy(try saying that five times fast), which causes twice the amount of muscle to develop and produces almost no lactic acid. That combined with his HADD and intense training and I think he could eat 12,000 calories a day.
So anyway in conclusion, Michael Phelps is a cyborg sent from the future to destroy mankind.

Myostatin-related muscle hypertrophy
www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/bookshelf/br.fcgi?book=gene&part=mstn

Also check out superbaby
www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20070530/strong_toddler_070530/20070530

@Morhkt (I'd like to think) He takes one massive poop each day which takes as much energy as it does for him to train.

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August 26th, 2008 at 12:02 am PAID TO PLAY says:

"Nika needs a life" its funny that you say nika needs a life instead of checking these posts but here you are reading all of them. Nika phelps is just a freak of nature, and his stomach is a black hole. And its not that he's not sharp just he has HADD. (hyperactive attention deficit disorder). I on the other hand get paid to look at all your comments and must say does anyone know how many times he pooops a day?

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August 25th, 2008 at 11:04 pm Nika Needs a Life says:

To Nika,
I'm pretty sure someone who's enough of an athlete to be competing on that level is capable of keeping track of his diet- regardless of what you might think you know about him from watching a couple 2 minute interviews. The only sad thing here is that you check this often enough to post here 3 times a day instead of using your apparent intelligence to do something worthwhile.

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August 25th, 2008 at 8:56 pm morhkt says:

I wonder how many times a day Micheal Phelps has to poop.

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August 25th, 2008 at 6:44 pm moriartarian says:

It is true that he eats that much, but he also has an amazingly high metabolism, trains several hours a day and doesn't eat just junk food, like chocolate syrup on waffles... he said so on nbc

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August 25th, 2008 at 5:18 pm Niruzz says:

That's not EXACTLY how it works guys. If you eat like him you won't be able to swim like him.

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August 25th, 2008 at 2:55 pm nika says:

Twice a year I compete in olympic length triathlon and a whole track (swimming, cycling, running) burns 400 INTAKE calories per hour. By intake calories I mean carbs you've put in your body on purpose cause you don't wanna waste your muscles.
So my point is: yes, I have been swimming.

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August 25th, 2008 at 2:05 pm Andylink says:

Apparently you have never been swimming.
That is the quickest way to burn calories.
I used to be on the swim team in high school.
I think we used to swim almost 2000s in three hours which burns you out.
I'm not sure why but when you swim your body pretty much burns like it's on fire.
I've had friends who had to pretty much get out the water while we sprayed ice water on them to cool them off.
With his speed he probably does about 5000 an hour or so and if he does the fly when he trains he can easily burn 1000 calories.
Its all about if he does that though.

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August 25th, 2008 at 11:42 am nika says:

First of all, no sport burns 1000 cal per hour no matter what "internet doctors" say.
With his height, weight and physical activity level I put his BMR (basic metabolic rate) somewhere around 3000cal per day. In addition to that he'd need about 3000 cal more to obtain the training level without losing any muscle mass.
That means quality carbs as a fuel for creating ATP (energy), protein for muscle regeneration and poliunsaturated fats distributed in 6 meals.

When you're well informed it's much easier to ignore the online 'wisdom'.

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August 25th, 2008 at 11:22 am Pirotechnix says:

@ nika

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/7562840.stm

Multiple sites seem to confirm the same "diet" as he has -- lots of carbs, proteins, and slow burning fats. Due to his physique, they say he burns 1000+ calories per hour when he's training, and with a 5 hour regimen + his natural metabolism, I wouldn't doubt what this says.

I honestly couldn't imagine eating 12,000 calories per day. I'm not thin by any means, but I don't think I've come close to that number very often, if at all @___@

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August 25th, 2008 at 10:32 am nika says:

With a risk of earning 'dunce of the day' title: did Phelps really say he's consuming 12,000cal per day..?

I'm sorry to say this, but after seeing few of his interviews I got to a conclusion he's not the sharpest tool in the shed.

As far as this video goes: it's always thrilling to see fat people eat.
Something like watching hemophiliac juggling swords.

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